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Russia Just Closed NATO's Land Corridor to Afghanistan

Long overdue


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"The graveyard of empires" just got a little bit more graveyardy: Medvedev has‬ canceled the decree that allows ‪NATO‬ forces to use Russian territory as a transit corridor to Afghanistan. The decision comes just as it was revealed that the U.S. plans on extending its already over-extended "stay" in Afghanistan. Hey, somebody has to guard all those delicious poppy fields

The decree states: 

<figcaption>Have fun going through Pakistan?</figcaption>
Have fun going through Pakistan?

With regard to the ceasing of actions related to the NATO resolution 1386 (2001), the Russian Federation issues the following decree:

  1. To nullify the acts of the Government of the Russian Federation as listed according to the appendix.

  2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation informs the governments of foreign lands and international organisations of the ceasing of terrestrial and combined (rail, auto and air) transit of weapons, military goods and ammunition across the Russian Federation , following the address of the International powers of defence cooperation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.         

Have fun resupplying your poppy-guarding bases via Pakistan....


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